On the relation of family structured models and inclusive fitness models for kin selection

Robert Abugov, Richard E. Michod

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Abstract

The concept of inclusive fitness plays a key role in much of sociobiology. Yet most theoretical studies concerning the evolution of social behavior circumvent inclusive fitness by mobilizing the concept of frequencydependent individual fitness. Given certain assumptions, it is shown that models based on these two different concepts are dynamically equivalent. The models do differ, however, in bookkeeping methods which are advantageous under different circumstances. A knowledge of these circumstances should prove of value to students of social behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)743-754
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Theoretical Biology
Volume88
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 21 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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